20 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — EASTER SUNDAY

Celebrate Easter Big — EASTER SUNDAY

Scripture:  Luke 24:5   “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?              He is not here, but He has risen!” JESUS is Risen . . . .                                         He is Risen Indeed!

19 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Holy Saturday

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week:  Holy Saturday

Scripture:  Matthew 27:59-60 And Joseph took the body [of JESUS] and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock . . . . . . And he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb.  . .             […]

18 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Good Friday

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week:  Good Friday

The link below is the Lent/Easter Devotional for today, Good Friday.  It is one of the most powerful presentations on Good Friday that I have ever experienced. Be certain to watch the video at the end . . . enlarge it to full screen & turn up the volume!  Embrace the moment and prepare yourself for […]

17 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Thursday

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week:  Thursday

Scripture:  Mark 14:12-31 & John 13:1-20 Though I did not grow up in a Christian home and did not have much understanding about the things of GOD or who JESUS was our family had the traditional picture of a blue-eyed JESUS and I saw many pictures depicting the Last Supper.  It was many years after […]

16 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Spy Wednesday

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Spy Wednesday

Scripture: Luke 22:1-6; 21-23 The Wednesday of Holy Week has been called “Spy Wednesday” by the Church for many years.  The plot thickens as the religious leaders are meeting privately plotting angrily for a way to have JESUS put away.  JESUS had confronted them over and over again and had made strong statements that inflamed […]

15 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Tuesday

Celebrate Easter Big — Passion Week: Tuesday

Scripture:  Mark 14:1-9 & John 12:1-8 Though the raising of Lazarus and Mary’s anointing are very familiar stories to me the proximity to JESUS own death, burial, and resurrection overwhelmed me in a completely new way today.  This story took place six days before the Passover.  John has just said in John 11:57 that the […]

14 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big – Passion Week: Monday

Celebrate Easter Big – Passion Week: Monday

Scripture:  Mark 11:15-33: When JESUS came to Jerusalem it’s clear He was unhappy with what He was seeing in the Temple.  This was GOD’s house but it had become a commercial enterprise rather than a place for people to come and worship GOD and find healing.  It had become restricted by rules that exempted the […]

13 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 40 (Palm Sunday)

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent:  Day 40 (Palm Sunday)

Scripture:  Luke 19:28-44 What has become known as Palm Sunday or the “Triumphal Entry” has always been intriguing to me.  It was a wonderful day for so many people.  We know the story . . . thousands of people gathered to welcome their king whom they thought was going to bring victory over their Roman […]

12 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 39

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 39

Scripture:  Romans 7:14-8:1 I love Paul!  He reminds me of myself.  I seem to always practice what I do not desire in my heart to do, but I keep doing the very thing I hate.  But then I realize it is not me who is doing it but it is sin within me that is […]

11 Apr 2014

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent: Day 38

Celebrate Easter Big — Lent:  Day 38

Scripture:  Isaiah 53 (vv. 7-9) This scripture is a prophecy of the coming Messiah, the Suffering Servant, 700 years before JESUS came into the world. The Suffering Servant would be “oppressed”—His enemies would continually stalked Him, abuse Him, and finally capture and torment Him.  He would be “afflicted”—brought low, treated with contempt, shamed, belittled, scorned, […]